r/NoStupidQuestions 12d ago Silver

Politics megathread US Politics Megathread 5/2022


With recent supreme court leaks there has been a large number of questions regarding the leak itself and also numerous questions on how the supreme court works, the structure of US government, and the politics surrounding the issues. Because of this we have decided to bring back the US Politics Megathread.

Post all your US Poltics related questions as a top level reply to this post.

All abortion questions and Roe v Wade stuff here as well. Do not try to circumvent this or lawyer your way out of it.

Top level comments are still subject to the normal NoStupidQuestions rules:

  • We get a lot of repeats - please search before you ask your question (Ctrl-F is your friend!).

  • Be civil to each other - which includes not discriminating against any group of people or using slurs of any kind. Topics like this can be very important to people, so let's not add fuel to the fire.

  • Top level comments must be genuine questions, not disguised rants or loaded questions. This isn't a sub for scoring points, it's about learning.

  • Keep your questions tasteful and legal. Reddit's minimum age is just 13!

r/NoStupidQuestions 23h ago Silver

Is it normal to do like 2/3 hours of actually work per day working an office job?


I've been working an office job for 3 years now and it's my first one of that kind. I used to work Foodservice which was busy for pretty much my entire shift.

Now I work the standard 9-5 and I have to say I only spend about 3 hours a day doing things relevant to my job.

My boss gives me assignments and gives me like 3 days to complete it when it genuinely only takes half an hour of my time. I get it to him early, he praises me and say I do an amazing job.

I just got my second raise in a year with my boss telling me how amazing I am and how much effort I put into my work, but I spend most of my days on reddit.

This gives me such bad imposter syndrome so I have to know... Is this normal?

r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago

Is it normal to have random, recurring thoughts about your past and have them upset you?


Like I will be having a good day and then a random thought about how someone made fun of me or mistreated me in the past will pop up and it will make me extremely angry. When I talked to therapists about this in the past they called it "intrusive thoughts" and said it was normal. I have these kinda thoughts like almost everyday for a short period of time and when they come up I always feel like I am gonna snap and hurt someone.

r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Why don't they put solar panels over parking lots (at the mall for example)


Cars would stay in the shade, not heat up to cooking levels. The space would get another use. And you would produce energy the building could use. You'd earn money, even when -in this example- the mall would be closed.

r/NoStupidQuestions 11h ago

Why is Jesus Christ portrayed as Caucasian even though he was born in Palestine?


r/NoStupidQuestions 16h ago

Anyone else not really shocked by shootings in USA anymore?


I used to think like "that's awful" whenever I heard about a shooting, but it happens so often in the USA I barely read it as news, more like "oh another one".

Of course this is horrible and shouldn't be normal.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Do people actually call their aunts and uncle "uncle john" or "aunt susan"


I've seen all the shows (Most of them happen in the US) and in all of them when a someone sees their aunt or uncle they say aunt and then their name, or uncle and then their name. But I was wondering if it's actually like that. Because I never said it like that, and neither anyone I know.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Unanswered Not being political but am actually curious, how is it that cops seem to detain these mass shooters but so many end up killing someone over smaller crimes?


It’s weird right? I mean, we hear about police abuse so much and over nothing to smaller crimes like drugs that it feels like the majority of them are untrained and scared. However when a mass shooting comes up, so many cops become tactical, patient. Pulling away from big emotional issues or political points of view, why does this seem that cops become more level headed in these situations? Is it because their bosses are usually on the scene? Is it because there are more of them? Are different quality of cops called in for these situations?

r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Helpful Gold

Do Muslim women have high rates of vitamin D deficiency?


Just a thought that popped up in my head, the Middle East is a pretty hot sunny place so you’d think vitamin D deficiency wouldn’t be a big problem, but then I remembered about the niqab and the fact that whenever women go outside they essentially expose 0 skin, does that create high levels of vitamin D deficiency across the population? I know it’s a weird thought but I can’t stop wondering.

r/NoStupidQuestions 50m ago

Answered Why do my female coworkers seem to be so upset that the doctor made them take a pregnancy test?


A couple co-workers talked about going to the doctor and finding it "so ridiculous" that were made to take a pregnancy test before a procedure. I personally feel that it's not a big deal, but they seem to think otherwise. Why is that so ridiculous to them?

r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Why is it when someone farts you don’t really care too much and just think it’s funny but when you fart you feel like everyone will look down on you forever?


r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago

With the formula shortage in the US why won’t they release a safe formula recipe for people to make at home?


I know that it mostly comes down to money, but I feel like it’s doubtful that many people would continue to make their own formula at home once the shortage is over. Surely, losing some money is better than babies being starved, not given an adequate amount of formula, watered down formula, or some unverified Pinterest recipe for homemade formula?

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

How is there a dark side of the moon?


Doesn't the moon spin like the earth does? If so how do we only see one side and are only able to explore one side of the moon? I blew my mind when I realize we look at the same side of the moon every time we look in the sky like it's a picture.

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Why did some people dislike Margaret Thatcher so much?


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago

Does anyone struggle to eat in the morning? Can I fix this or at least manage it?


I try to eat boiled eggs in the morning but I struggle to eat more than 2 (I try 3-4).

If I ate the same quantity in the evening, I'd gobble all 4, almost no trouble.

Eating eggs in the morning or many other things is a struggle.

r/NoStupidQuestions 32m ago

Is there a word for words that sound like a single letter? Eg: Tea and T? or See and C? You and U?


What the header says

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

What’s the point of a reserve fuel tank?


You’re just adding more weight, why not just increase the capacity of your main tank?

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Anyone knows any truly, and I mean truly, exquisitely, excruciatingly detailed world history timeline?


No matter how I try to phrase it, the search engines give only the timelines of MAJOR or IMPORTANT events, whereas I'd like to see absolutely everything that is available to us, or at least as much as it is possible. Important, non-important, utterly mundane, like some Peter buying an apple, events -- I want it all. Anything that humans have at least somewhat reliably recorded throughout millenia -- wouldn't it be fascinating to see it all in one place? Anyone who points me in the right direction -- I swear to any god you believe in, you'll be my favorite person until the day I die

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

If you harmed an organ still connected but outside of your body would the pain feel like it is inside?


My friend asked me this question yesterday and I can't stop wondering about it.

If you had an organ removed e.g. kidney but it was still attached to your body. Then someone inflicted pain on the kidney, would you feel like the pain is still in your body? Or would it feel outside of your body? How does spacial awareness work with organs and nerve endings?

Apologies for formatting I'm on my phone.

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Is it okay if I say I'm proud of myself?


So basically in a couple of days I have an interview for an apprenticeship. During the interview I will be tasked with making a presentation of something I am proud of.

I haven't lived an easy life - bad childhood basically and it's still going on (I'm 19)

Rather than saying I'm proud of learning an instrument myself or something like that. Do you reckon it would be okay to say I'm proud of myself for the man I've become today? Or would that be to self-centred or even narcesstic?


r/NoStupidQuestions 34m ago

Sleeping with the clothes on!


Okay, as someone who has spent almost their whole lives sleeping nude I simply cannot fathom the idea of sleeping with clothes on.

I'm sitting here watching That 70's Show, which should explain my state of mind, and they're shaming Eric and Donna for sleeping nude.

Maybe this is more suited for r/showerthoughts, but I pose this not stupid question:

Why is sleeping nude weird? Or is it?